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  • 1916 - Portraits and Lives by WHITE, Lawrence William. & QUINN, James.
    WHITE, Lawrence William. & QUINN, James.
    1916 - Portraits and Lives

    Dublin: Royal Irish Academy: 1915. Original black and white illustrated boards, covered in a cream and black illustrated dust wrapper. 1st edition. 23.5 cm x 19 cm 42 biographies of men and women who played important roles in Ireland’'s Easter Rising of 1916. The biographies are from the Irish Dictionary of Irish Biography. The profiles describe 31 men and women who were Republican revolutionaries, 3 nationalist leaders who opposed the Easter Rising, as well as 6 men who were part of the regime opposed by the Easter Rising. There are also profiles of two historians of the Rising who were eyewitnesses. An introduction offers an overview of 20th-century Irish political history, while an afterword looks at the post-Rising lives of some of those profiled. The book is illustrated with full-page, b&w scraperboard engravings, some in two-page spreads. All 42 of the illustrations are by artist David Rooney; xvi, 1-367 pp

    Condition: Both book and wrapper are in immaculate copy. A lovely example
    Book ID: 1844
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  • 21 USA - The Gift of Life by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    21 USA - The Gift of Life Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 21 stamped and with the initials AP (which probably stand for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin (last time this appeared at auction it reached £470)

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.
    Book ID: 1818
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  • 3rd - Occupation Day 2006 by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    3rd - Occupation Day 2006 A limited edition print for Occupation Day

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2006. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - This is one of James Cauty's famous anti-occupation of Iraq protest prints. These stamps were the subject of a legal action in 2003 by Royal Mail alledging copyright infringement

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.
    Book ID: 1821
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  • 81 USA - War Can Be Fun by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    81 USA - War Can Be Fun Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.
    Book ID: 1817
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  • 99 USA - Believe the Magic by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    99 USA - Believe the Magic Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99) Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin

    Condition: Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film.
    Book ID: 1816
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  • A Bibliography of the Writings  in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D. by TEERINK, Dr H.
    TEERINK, Dr H.
    A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D.
    Edition: First Edition

    The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff: 1937. First Edition limited to 315 numbered and signed copies. This is copy #280. Signed by Teerink. Cloth, small gilt cover device, top edge yellow, large 8vo, xi, 434 pp. 1574 entries. From a contemporary review: The bibliography is divided into six sections. In the first section the various collected editions of Swift's works are analysed in great detail. Sections 2 and 3 include bibliographies of A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels. Both these are useful, as they summarize information which otherwise can only be found in very specialized works. The fourth section is called Separate Works and, from the student's point of view, it is by far the most important. In this section there is a large number of definitely false attributions, while there are others which are very doubtful. The fifth and sixth sections are devoted respectively to Doubtful Works and Biography and Criticism.

    Condition: There is a little rubbing to the edges of the boards, but mainly in good sound condition. Darkening to the rear cover from smoke damage. A little smoke damage to the end papers also. Overall a good clean copy.
    Book ID: 1877
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  • A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. by DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. A Paper Written on the Occasion of the Centenary Celebration at St. Edmund's College, in 1869
    Edition: First Edition

    Standon: Edmundian Association: 1891. Original cloth gilt now a bit dulled, all edges gilt, some foxing at the front, else a very good copy. Owner's name to the ffep (Syon Abbey, South Brent). St Edmund's Hall was established in 1795 for the education of the children of Roman Catholic nobility. pp. vi, 80, Frontispiece and 7 Illustrations

    Book ID: 1077
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  • A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitles LEVIATHAN by CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitles LEVIATHAN The second impresson
    Edition: Reprint

    Oxford: Printed at the Theater: 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley football club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon Press. *4, A-Z4, Aa-Rr4, S1. (S2 is blank). 322pp.

    Condition: The spine is new and immaculate - the boards are firm and in good condition, with just a little rubbing to the edges. To the inside board, and early bookplate has been obliterated - presumably by a later owner. Signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page - further signature to the rear end paper. There are a number of notes to the inside board, which have been comprehensively eradicated to as to be impossible to read. Otherwise, the book is in very nice, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing to some pages.
    Book ID: 1640
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    Edition: Reprint

    London: Longman and Co: 1870. Blue paper covers. Decorative border and titles in black. Adverts to rear cover. 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The pale blue covers are sound but have some foxing spots to them. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and are held on to each other with tape (non-archival). Inside, there is some foxing to the inside covers. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.
    Book ID: 1338
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    London: Longman and Co: 1869. Disbound. (Originally Blue paper covers - the front cover has now gone). Adverts to the rear blue cover 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The rear pale blue cover has some foxing spots to it. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and only the rear has survived. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.
    Book ID: 1339
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  • A collection of Leaves & other Lithographic Illustrations from his Calendars by HOYTEMA, Theo Van. [1863-1917]
    HOYTEMA, Theo Van. [1863-1917]
    A collection of Leaves & other Lithographic Illustrations from his Calendars

    Amsterdam: Tresling & Co: Three leaves from Hoytema's calendars, printed by Tresling & Co. of Amsterdam. September 1913 / Januari 1915 / September 1916. There is a title to the top edge, and a decorative frame, within which there is the main illustration for the month. Below is the calendar itself, with the day / date for the month. Each plate is 43cm x 21cm (narrow folio format). Each plate is produced by a colour lithographic technique, signed or monogrammed to the stone. The top edge of each has a fine serrated tooth pattern, where it has been detached from the original calendar. September 1913 may be a proof copy (?) it is much darker, and printed on a darker and stiffer card. Along with these full calendar pages are three large lithographs - which were the headers of calendar months. (I have identified October 1910 and November 1915, but not the third). There are also six small lithographs. These were originally footers of calendar sheets. Three are identified as 1913. The other three are unknown, but probably also 1913. Theo van Hoytema (1863-1917) was Dutch illustrator and book designer. He was particularly known for his nature images (more specifically birds). He grew up in The Hague, and afterwards in Voorschoten. He took drawing lessons at the Academy of Art in The Hague, and through his Uncle's contacts, he studied at the Zoological Museum in Leiden. <br />His first illustrations were published in 1891, "How the birds came to a King" He followed this up with "The Ugly Duckling" in 1893, and "The Happy Owls" in 1895. He married in 1891, but it was not a happy marriage, and did not last. He entered a restless period after the breakdown of his marriage, moving around, and staying for a while with his brother in London. Between 1904 and 1906 he spent time in a hospital, and a sanatorium for neurotics. On release, he lived with his sister in The Hague for the rest of his life. It was during this later period that he made the calendars which made him famous. Theo van Hoytema made 17 calendars. The final one – for the year 1918, was somewhat sketchy, as it was in preparation in the year of his death, and was not completed as a full colour lithograph. There are collections of his work in the Museum Bijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and the Rijksmuseum & Stedelijk Museums in Amsterdam. There is a road and square / park named after him in The Hague, with a memorial there.

    Condition: Each of the sheets are clean and tidy. (Apart from Sept 1913 - which is darkened, and has chipping with a little loss to the bottom edge). The serration has been neatly separated, and there are no significant marks to the illustrations. The white rear panel shows a touch of handling only The smaller lithographs are all in good, clean condition. Overall an excellent collection of these lithographic sheets.
    Book ID: 1735
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  • A Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job by PETERS, Charles.
    PETERS, Charles.
    A Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job Together with : The Preface to a Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: E. Owen: The full title continues: Wherein the Account given of that book by the Author of the the Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated &c. is particularly considered; The Antiquity of the book vindicated; The great Test (Chap. xix. 25-) explained; and a Future State shewn to have been the Popular Belief of the Ancient Jews or Hebrews. Full contemporary calf, with gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. This copy is a First edition of the Dissertation bound in with a First edition of the preface. (conforming to the ESTC entries for both works). The two title pages are bound in together at the front of the work, then the Preface is presented, followed by the Dissertation. Both works have their errata present. There is an owner's name in ink to the title page of the preface. The two titles show that the dissertation was published by E. Owen, and sold by S. Birt & B. Dod, S. Bathurst, J. Fletcher, W. Thurlbourn & E. Score. The preface was printed for W. Johnston, P. Davey & B. Law. Charles Peters [1690-1774] was a Cornish Church of England rector and Hebrew Scholar. Described by Polwhele as "The first Hebrew Scholar in Europe" Presumably meaning foremost! The production of this work is unusual, more in the style of the Seventeenth Century pamphleteers. The Dissertation, first published (as here) in 1751 was critical of William Warburton's work "The Divine Legation of Moses." Warburton responded, and a second edition (revised) was published in 1757. At this point, a lengthy preface was also added to deal with Warburton's comments. This was also published separately. It is this separate Preface offered here. Later (1760) he also published an Appendix, dealing further with Warburton's comments. He dies in 1774 and a volume of his sermons was produced in 1776. Lxiii, [i], 1-465, [i]. pp

    Condition: The binding is somewhat rubbed, but holding together well. A little bumping to the corners of the boards. Slight scuffing to the boards. The gilt to the spine is somewhat rubbed but still attractive. There is a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine.
    Book ID: 1750
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  • A Defence of a Letter Concerning the Education of Dissenters in their Private Academies: by WESLEY, Samuel
    WESLEY, Samuel
    A Defence of a Letter Concerning the Education of Dissenters in their Private Academies: With a More Full and Satisfactory Account of the Same, and of Their Morals and Behaviour Towards the Church of England: Being an Answer to the Defence of Dissenters.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: Robert Clavel and James Knaplock: 1704. Later Vellum with titles stamped to spine. ESTC T75521. 64pp

    Condition: Overall a decent copy. The vellum is clean and tidy, with a little foxing / marking only. A large, uncut copy. Lower corner of leaf D4 torn away, with loss of a few words from 6 lines of text. Paper flaw to leaves H-H2, with loss of a single word to recto and verso of each.
    Book ID: 1219
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  • A Discourse for Taking off the Tests and Penal Laws about Religion. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Discourse for Taking off the Tests and Penal Laws about Religion.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: Randal Taylor: 1687. Pamphlet. Disbound. Title, preface, text. The Test Acts were a series of English penal laws that served as a religious test for public office and imposed various civil disabilities on Roman Catholics and Nonconformists. The principle was that none but people professing the Established Church were eligible for public employment, and severe penalties were pronounced against recusants. In practice nonconformists were often exempted from some of these laws through the regular passage of Acts of Indemnity. The 1673 Act made the initial Test supremacy and the Sacraments. This was followed by a 1678 law to remove the exemption that Peers had enjoyed. Under James II the Test acts were temporarily suspended, but were enforced once more under William and Mary, and remained in force until 1829. [viii], 1-40pp. Wing D1593

    Condition: Apart from a little light foxing, the text is clean and crisp throughout, the last few leaves are partially detached.
    Book ID: 1442
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  • An early work on the benefits of the Springs at Bath.
    A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. by GUIDOTT, Tho.
    GUIDOTT, Tho.
    A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. Also, Some Enquiries into the nature of the Water of St. Vincent's Rock, near Bristol; and that of Castle-Cary. To which is added, a Century of Observations, more fully declaring the Nature, Property, and distinction of the Baths. With An Account of the Lives, and Character, of the Physicians of Bathe.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: Henry Brome at the Gun in St Paul's Church-yard: 1676. Bound in recent full calf preserving an old morocco label. One leaf (A2) is lacking. This is the engraved title page. The previous page (A1) explaining the symbolism of the illustration is present, as is the regular title page. A century of observations has separate dated title page on leaf L1r; pagination and register are continuous. "The lives and characters of the physicians of Bathe" has separate title page dated 1677 on leaf M8r; pagination and register are continuous. This copy conforms to the first edition of ESTC R10888 apart from the lack of engraved title. This copy has an additional plate at page 23. Pp.[30], 200. Conforms to Wing G2192 & ESTC R10888

    Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in very good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling. Contents are holding firmly and are generally in good condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking though nothing too disfiguring, a few early ink inscriptions including at head of title, occasional ink marks, folding map of Bath with small perforation and a few nicks to edges, pp. 69 with old repair to for edge, sig G4 with loss to lower margin at gutter, final leaf with two small perforations, one just touching into inner edge of letterpress on one side of the leaf. Recent plain end papers. A good copy overall, lacking frontispiece / engraved title
    Book ID: 1130
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  • A Display of Heraldry: by GUILLIM, John.
    GUILLIM, John.
    A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access for the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant at Arms. Bound with Analogia Honorum

    London: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome: 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."<br />A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the pages have minor nicking to the edges - but well away from the text. Slight browning to the pages. Overall though, a good clean copy, with nice clear and well pressed engravings in a flawless binding. [xiv], 1-317, [ix]. [ii], 3-181, [ix]. pp + plates and engraved portraits. The first part of the work (Guillim's) contains hundreds of examples of Arms throughout the text. The second part (the Analogia Honorum) contains 2 engraved dedications, 9 full page portraits and 105 engraved plates containing hundreds of Arms and honours. All uncoloured.

    Book ID: 1859
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  • A Diurnal of Remarkable Occurrents that have Passed Within the Country of Scotland Since the Death of King James the Fourth Till the Year MDLXXV by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Diurnal of Remarkable Occurrents that have Passed Within the Country of Scotland Since the Death of King James the Fourth Till the Year MDLXXV From a Manuscript of the Sixteenth Century, in the Possession of Sir John Maxwell of Pollock, Baronet
    Edition: First Edition

    Edinburgh: The Bannatyne Club: 1833. Library style half leather with buckram boards. Owner's bookplate for Andrew Smith of Whitchester viii, 350 pp.

    Condition: A nice copy of this work. The leather spine is clean and tidy. The brown boards are a little rubbed and marked, but still sound. Internally clean and tidy with very slightly darkened heavy paper.
    Book ID: 1613
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  • A Full View of the Doctrines and Practices of the Ancient Church relating to the Eucharist. by [PATRICK, John,]
    [PATRICK, John,]
    A Full View of the Doctrines and Practices of the Ancient Church relating to the Eucharist. Wholly different from those of the present Roman Church, and inconsistent with the Belief of Transubstantiation. Being a sufficient confutation of Consensus Veterum, Nubes Testium, and other Late Collections of the Fathers, pretending the contrary.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: Richard Chiswell: 1688. A disbound book. Title, preface, contents, text in 17 chapters, adverts. Much of the text is printed in two columns, with notes in a side margin. Lacks the half title. Patrick, John (bap. 1632, d. 1695). Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. He was a chaplain at Charterhouse, and wrote many anti-Catholic works. This work was published as part of the Anglican resistance to James II's religious policies. After the Revolution he was made precentor of the Diocese of Chichester, a post he held until his death. [XIV], 202, [ii]. pp. Wing P729.

    Condition: Disbound, the first few leaves are detached, there are some pencil marginalia, a few gathers are cropped with a slight lost to the running titles. Overall, the text block is clean and tidy.
    Book ID: 1401
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  • A Full View of the Roman Catholic Question. by A Country Gentleman [MENCE, Richard].
    A Country Gentleman [MENCE, Richard].
    A Full View of the Roman Catholic Question.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: J.J. Stockdale: 1813. An Anti-Catholic pamphlet, printed by J.J. Stockdale. An examination of the Claims of Roman Catholics, particularly those in Ireland, and concluding that "Too much is already conceded to the Papists." The initials W.L.J. appear in ink to the top of the title page. There are some annotations in ink throughout the text. These are in a contemporary hand, and appear to be proofing corrections - changing the grammar, correcting errors, and altering some footnotes. Perhaps this copy was being prepared for a second publication? If so, it came to nothing, as Copac cites only two holdings of this issue, with no others cited. 49 [i]. pp

    Condition: Good clean, but with no wrappers (if any). This was once part of a larger work, and has been removed from this - but was published alone (with price, printers details and colophon here). There is a touch of darkening to the outside pages. Internally clean, with the annotations as described above.
    Book ID: 1746
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  • A Funeral Oration upon the Late King James. Composed from Memoirs furnished by Mr. Porter, his Great Chamberlain. Printed by the Consent of the late Queen. Dedicated to the French King, and published by his authority. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Funeral Oration upon the Late King James. Composed from Memoirs furnished by Mr. Porter, his Great Chamberlain. Printed by the Consent of the late Queen. Dedicated to the French King, and published by his authority. Wherein it is own'd, That the late King reconciled his Brother King Charles II. to the Church of Rome, that he Himself design'd to destroy the Protestant Religion, and to reduce these Kingdoms to the Obedience of the See of Rome, according to the example of Louis le Grand, who, they hope, will effect it, and to punish there Rebellious Nations, as they are pleased to call them. With remarks upon the whole.
    Edition: First Edition

    London: A. Baldwin: 1702. Broadside, disbound. Title, dedication to the King, funeral oration. Full page woodcut pasted onto the last page. A mock oration of the recently deceased King James (who had been overthrown in the Glorious Revolution). Here, the author alleges that the King was active in trying to overthrow Protestantism, thus providing a justification of the reign of William & Mary, and a condemnation of the Jacobite cause. [iv], 7-17 [i]. pp.

    Condition: Overall a nice clean copy. It is disbound, with the leaves loose. Although the pagination and register suggests that a leaf is missing, it is not clear that this is the case. The work flows, and does not seem to have any loss. ESTC cites three versions of this work, including two by the same publisher. These are 25 and 26 pp in length. This is 17, but is stated that it is finished to page 17. (The following work under the pasted vignette is a different work in French). It would seem that this is another version.
    Book ID: 1414
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